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Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson

Born: August 14, 1959 (age 59) in Lansing

Magic Johnson

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.

After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers.

He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s.

Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award.

After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations.

He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2.

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Magic Johnson: LeBron James will be model for young Lakers on how to 'dominate' on and off court

Johnson and Rob Pelinka spoke to the media at a press conference on Thursday afternoon
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Winning bid for Bird-Magic card tops $125K

A 1980 Topps rookie card featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had a winning bid of $125,200 on eBay.

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Local middle schoolers got a pretty big surprise today [Video]Local middle schoolers got a pretty big surprise today

Magic Johnson visits Roanoke school today

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Trading card featuring Magic Johnson, Larry Bird sells for more than $125,000

The stars of the 1980s Celtics-Lakers rivalry are still near and dear to many an NBA fan's heart -- and wallet.

Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson to attend Lyric McHenry's memorial service

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Samuel L. Jackson and Magic Johnson are among the Hollywood royalty attending the memorial service of reality star Lyric McHenry in LA this weekend, has learned.

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